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Tang-Accelerate-Magazine-Covers (002)Museum Association of New York recognizes Accelerate project’s exhibitions, programs, magazine, and expanded website

Saratoga Springs, NY (January 27, 2020) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College has been honored with the 2020 Innovation in Collection Access Award by the Museum Association of New York for the project Accelerate: Access and Inclusion at The Tang Teaching Museum.

The award recognizes exemplary projects that broaden access and preserve and catalog museum collections. The Museum Association of New York’s award announcement noted in particular the range of media the Tang created for the three-year Accelerate project, which concluded in 2019 and included exhibitions, public programs, new research, a glossy magazine, videos, photography, and an enhanced searchable collections website.

Coffee with Cinnamon (Dirs. Glenda Ninácio, Ary Rosa. 2017) / Courtesy of Rosza FilmesFebruary 8–9, 2020

Astoria, N.Y. (January 22, 2020) — Throughout Latin America, women struggle to crack the glass ceiling. Yet despite historical prejudice and ultra-conservative backlash, a new generation of Brazilian women have broken through, producing bold, politically engaged, formally adventurous works of cinema. Organized by film critic Ela Bittencourt and co-presented with Cinema Tropical, the Museum of the Moving Image’s screening series Visions of Resistance: Recent Films by Brazilian Women Directors spotlights recent documentary and hybrid films, and those with a particular focus on the lives of black Brazilians. Brought together for the first time, this diverse selection celebrates women as agents of change and artists.

Art in the Public EyeThe Hyde, APE seek young storytellers for Black Fly event

 

Glens Falls, N.Y. – The Hyde Collection and Art in the Public Eye (APE) are offering their popular Black Fly storytelling event — with a youthful twist. Students in grades 6 and higher are invited to participate in Black Fly: KidsTales on April 19.

The Black Fly series give members of the community opportunities to share their stories at The Hyde Collection.

Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828), El Sueño de la RazonFrancisco Goya: The Caprichos Etchings and Aquatints

January 19 to April 20

Dox Thrash, Black Life, and the Carborundum Mezzotint

January 19 to March 22

Glens Falls, NY – The Hyde Collection celebrates the works of two innovative printmakers from different eras with the opening of Francisco Goya: The Caprichos Etchings and Aquatints and Dox Thrash, Black Life, and the Carborundum Mezzotint on January 19.

Francisco Goya (1746–1828) was an artist very much at the cusp of two worlds: a medieval world of faith and feudalism, and a modern world of science and reason. He has come to be considered the last of the Old Masters and the first of the Modern artists. …

26th Annual Dutch ConnectionAfter nearly two months of darkness, the mansion will reopen to the public full of springtime blooms through March 1

Rochester, N.Y., January 13, 2020—The historic mansion at the George Eastman Museum will reopen to the public on Friday, February 14, with its Dutch Connection floral show. The annual display is a welcome treat in the midst of winter, with thousands of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, amaryllis, freesias, and spring annuals in various vibrant shades filling areas of George Eastman’s historic mansion. Tropical orchids courtesy of the Genesee Region Orchid Society will also be on display throughout the mansion. Dutch Connection will be on view through March 1.

Handcrafted - Schenectady County Historical SocietySchenectady, N.Y. – Bright, bold colors. Quaint and genuine. Beautiful in an unrefined way. These are just a few characteristics of the Schenectady County Historical Society's (SCHS) folk-art collection.

American folk art was born in the pre-industrial era and consists of diverse objects created by regular people as a means of expression. This creative impulse, and our universal search for beauty, are at the core of SCHS' latest exhibition, Handcrafted: The Folk and Their Art.

StudioSession-901.jpg Alejandro CartagenaCartagena will premiere works of art created for this exhibition

Rochester, N.Y., January 9, 2020—The George Eastman Museum has announced a new photography exhibition, Alejandro Cartagena: Photo Structure / Foto Estructura, which will open on January 31, 2020, in the museum’s Project Gallery.  Co-organized by the George Eastman Museum and the Chrysler Museum of Art, the exhibition will present the latest work, including several new pieces, by artist Alejandro Cartagena (Mexican, b. Dominican Republic, b. 1977). The exhibition and its accompanying audio tour will be presented in both English and Spanish.

Wild Center Wild Walk in WinterThe Wild Center Unveils New Winter Programming

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - For the first time ever, The Wild Center's award-winning Wild Walk will be available in winter, allowing visitors to see the Adirondacks from an entirely new perspective. With the addition of thousands of feet of lights, snow activities and new photo op. stations, Wild Walk has transformed into the ultimate winter wonderland and will remain open all season long.

Schweinfurth Art Center - WinterAuburn, NY (Jan. 2, 2020) – The Schweinfurth Art Center galleries and gift shop will be closed Jan. 6, 2020, through mid-April 2020 after the current exhibits, "Quilts=Art=Quilts" and "Narrative Quilts," close on Jan. 5. During the shutdown, the art center will be installing a new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system that will allow the use of the second floor gallery, classroom, and sewing studio year-round.

George Eastman Museum logoGrant awarded from the New York State Office for Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation 

Rochester, N.Y., December 23, 2019—The George Eastman Museum has received a grant award of $600,000 for the restoration of the museum’s historic garden structures from the New York State Office for Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation through Title 9 of the Environmental Protection Act of 1993, in conjunction with the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council. The restored structures on George Eastman’s estate, a National Historic Landmark, will include the pergola in the Schuyler C. Townson Terrace Garden, the grape arbor in the Rock Garden, and the loggia in the West Garden. The project will also improve accessibility of the museum’s gardens for those with impaired mobility. The total cost of the project is estimated at $900,000.

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